1. A reminder that Bruce Gradkowski is from Pittsburgh.
2. A reminder that Bruce Gradkowski is an official Smokin’ Hot Burgher.
3. A reminder that Bruce Gradkowski is a decent human being.
“I couldn’t stop thinking about him,” Gradkowski said last week. “There had to be something I could do for him.”
The inspiration came to Gradkowski on the plane from Oakland to Pittsburgh. He wrote a two-page letter for D’Eramo.
“I gave him a stat about how one out of every 600,000-or-so high-school football players become an NFL quarterback,” Gradkowski recalled. “I pointed out that if a guy like me can be that one guy in football, he can be the one guy to beat his cancer. He just has to keep believing. God can do great things if you believe.”
4. And, oh, what the hell, another reminder that he’s hot.
And before you start whining at me, please keep in mind that number two has a lot to do with number three.